Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma was on Thursday appointed as the next chief of the Bentral Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
His appointment was approved for a period of 2 years by a three-member selection panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and comprising Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar and Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge as members. Newsd was the first to report Verma’s appointment two days ago.
Verma’s name was proposed by the government on grounds of seniority and supported by the Chief Justice of India (CJI).
Conventionally, the CBI Director is selected by a panel comprising of PM, CJI and the opposition leader.